Britain's new immigration minister, Phil Woolas, has aroused the Furies against himself. What was his unthinkable misstep? Did he hint that the U.K. was destroying what was left of its own culture by importing millions of Middle Eastern Muslims and Africans who would set up their own colonies with their own social systems and laws?
Good Lord, no, perish the thought. Such ideas cannot be spoken aloud in today's Orwellian Britain. He merely said, "On a common sense level there has to be a limit to the population. You have to have a policy that thinks about the population implication as well as the immigration implication."
Cultural issues aside, large parts of Britain are unbearably crowded these days, with shortages of affordable good housing and the highways clogged. But that doesn't matter to the Open Borders fanatics, who live to keep the immigration waves pounding in.
It didn't take long for his own Labour Party to yank his chain:
The BBC's flagship programme Question Time went out last night without a member of the Government on the panel, after the outspoken Immigration minister Phil Woolas was ordered to turn down an invitation.
Less than a month into his new job, Mr Woolas has created waves through his outspoken comments on immigration and on the official status of the Church of England. He had originally accepted the invitation to be on Question Time when asked two weeks ago, but this week, sensing trouble, more senior members of the Government instructed him to pull out.
They could well have sensed trouble. The country in general and the Labour Party in particular are soused on cultural Marxism, which looks on any sane discussion of population stabilization as equivalent to that all-purpose curse word, racism. A fellow Labourite on the program, when asked if he thought Woolas was "talking nonsense" about setting a limit to the number of people the small island nation could accommodate, said: "Nonsense is a word I would not dream of using about a colleague, no matter how appropriate it might be." Up yours, colleague.
A member of the No Borders group threw a cream pie into the minister's face while he was speaking at a debate at Manchester University. A spokeswoman for the group said Mr Woolas had been "spouting right-wing anti-immigration policies".Just in case anyone didn't get the message that you don't question the totalitarian Left, she added, "We threw the pie because we didn't want to engage in debate and legitimise what he was saying. What he was spouting were right wing anti-immigration policies. The danger is that people like him are making such views mainstream."
The "danger," in other words, is that some of their fellow citizens might hear Woolas and be convinced. That is a chance that cannot be taken, so he must not be heard.
The minister is a very unusual man in today's U.K., willing to step outside the limits imposed by the thought controllers of the State and the seething political correctniks. No doubt he will quickly learn to toe the Party line or be given a new portfolio, minister of bus maintenance contracts or something.
We can look forward to a similar climate under The Messiah's administration.